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From Tradition to Re-wiring the Ancient Novel


“A warm welcome to all scholars of the ancient novel and narrative, to ICAN V, the fifth international conference, to be held in Houston, Texas, 30 September – 4 October 2015, 39 years after the first ICAN in Bangor, Wales. It is our fond hope that all who so wish, will be able to attend the opening ceremony on 30 September and stay until the final paper on 4 October. Every effort has been made to control costs, and yet not to diminish the quality of this conference, which stands in a long and proud line of ever higher achievements.”

-- Gareth Schmeling


Conference Info

Registration to attend begins December 1, 2014. The conference is scheduled to take place from 9/30/2015 (Wednesday) to 10/4/2015 (Sunday).

Houston is an important airline hub that it is reached easily from all US cities and has numerous daily scheduled flights to international destinations, e.g. London–Houston, Paris–Houston, Frankfurt–Houston, Munich–Houston, Amsterdam–Houston, Rome–Houston, Athens–Houston, Toronto–Houston, Brussels–Houston, Madrid–Houston, Lisbon–Houston, Rio–Houston, Buenos Aires–Houston.

The default language of the conference is English, but German, French, Italian, Spanish are accepted. However, the person reading a paper in one of those languages should photocopy the paper and distribute it to members of the audience so that all might benefit.


Abstract Submission:
The ICAN V International Advisory Committee (IAC) will act as the Program Committee to referee abstracts sent to the organizer, Ed Cueva, The abstracts should be anonymous and will be read by two referees at least. Deadline for abstracts is 1 March 2015, and decisions about acceptance will be made soon thereafter.

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